String of attacks shakes Deep South

February 27, 2014
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NARATHIWAT, Thailand – Two female defence volunteers were wounded in a drive-by shooting Wednesday (February 26th), the latest in a series of attacks throughout the Deep South, local media reported.

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    Saisuda Kongchon and Patcharee Ubonphakdee were travelling on a motorcycle in Rueso district when suspected militants rode alongside them and opened fire with a handgun, critically wounding them, according to The Bangkok Post.

    Meanwhile, also on Wednesday, Chanae district chief and five other passengers survived a roadside bomb. Nobody was injured but the vehicle was destroyed, MCOT Online reported.

    A roadside motorcycle bomb killed paramilitary ranger Kowit Jitbut and injured three others in Pattani on Tuesday, according to The Nation.

    The Pattani explosion came hours after two soldiers were seriously injured in a bombing in Narathiwat's Tak Bai district. The soldiers were reportedly targeted after providing security to teachers going to school.

    Also, Harong Kudu, younger brother of a village head, was shot and killed Monday in Yala. Police believe the attack was politically motivated.

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